Please also visit the Regional Trade information System, TradsysOnline, which is a facility that gives users direct access to CARICOM trade statistics and allows them to generate customized reports.
A report by the ODI which focuses on the likely early effects and their implications for European Union (EU) policy because these are currently the highest development priority. The study makes a number of recommendations on how best to facilitate the implementation phase of the CARIFORUM-EU EPA.
This is a blog set up to generate discussions on the CSME. The objective of the blog is to educate and inform Caribbean people about the CSME.
The CARICOM-Venezuela Trade and Investment Agreement was signed in October 1992 and became effective on 1 January 1993. The Agreement is a one-way preferential agreement concluded under the facility for non-reciprocal partial scope agreements available to members of the Latin American Integration Association (LAIA).
The first Bilateral Agreement between CARICOM and Columbia was secured in July 1994 and began as a non-reciprocal agreement with provision for a level of reciprocity to Colombia after a period of four years. CARICOM negotiated some reciprocity in the trade elements of the Agreement on Trade and Technical Cooperation with the Government of the Republic of Colombia, through a Protocol amending the original Agreement which was ratified in May 1998.
The CARICOM-Dominican Republic was entered into force in December 2001 and is based on reciprocity with the five CARICOM MDCs and non-reciprocity with the LDCs until the year 2005. It provides for the asymmetrical application of the reciprocity principle as CARICOM LDCs are not required to reciprocate treatment. In August 2005, it was decided by the CARICOM – DR Joint Council that negotiating groups on Intellectual Property Rights and Services would be established with a view to implementing the built-in agenda component CARICOM- DR FTA. These trade negotiations has however been deferred until after the completion of the negotiation of a Trade and Development Agreement between CARICOM and Canada.
The CARICOM-Costa Rica bilateral agreement which was initialled on March 15, 2003 is the most recent bilateral agreement between CARICOM and a third country within the Central Americas. Although some products have been excluded, the Agreement provides for free trade or preferential access for a wide range of products. A special list of products will be granted differentiated market access between Costa Rica and each of the CARICOM MDCs.
The Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI) was initially launched in 1983 through the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (CBERA) and was expanded in 2000 through the US-Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA).
This page contain documents and information relating to the CARICOM-Cuba Trade Agreement.